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About Foxhill

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  • Birthday October 6

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    Lancashire, England
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    Horticulture, Skateboarding, Creativity, Outdoors, Music, Cats, Reading, Vespa

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  1. Ghost female moulted to adult after 1 Year  .Yes! plus first limb regrowth observed... :eek:

  2. Heterochaeta orientalis

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  3. This fascinating, wonderful Mantis journey has has led me to arrive at a question which I would like to share with the forum and any ideas or opinions on this would be appreciated, thanks.... the question is ..     “What are we Trying to Achieve Here?”


  4. Happy Christmas Everyone and all the best for the new year!

  5. Mantis Country??????     This is England.    Off topic but may be off interest

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  6. 3 weeks after hatch day, The first Malaysian Blue nymph molt has been observed ..L2     :tt1:   Hierodula

    1. MantisGirl13



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  7. Nymphs are coming out quite rapidly now after several early birds, First mistake Ive made, the mesh Ive used on my pots is too wide and wont keep the very small flies in DOH!,  still it keeps the mantis in so could be worse. Watching the nymphs hang down is a beautiful thing to observe. still struggling getting the heat up which is annoying... AGAIN. with 5 small heaters on, i might just have to buy an oil heater and have it on all the time its getting down to freezing here again in the UK which I find annoying. I will have to re decorate my spare room. Ive had a damp problem on one wall and ive had to clean mould off it recently. Its made it worse with the temperature and the misting with the creatures and so I will have to address the problem. Ive been living in a fish tank. Still, it will be nice when ive done it,   thanks gang Ill keep you updated!

  8. Glory Glory Hallelujah!  
    Hierodula Malay Blue nymphs hatching.   Woop Woop!

    1. MantisGirl13


      Yay!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

      - MantisGirl13

  9. Favorite Quote ... "What does one do with thousands of Mantids"    .. Orin Mcmonigle

    1. MantisGirl13


      I don't know, what does one do with thousands of mantids? I for one would love to find out!

      - MantisGirl13

    2. Foxhill
  10. Mantis 'Ear' clearly visible .. Mr Ching,    Tenodera sinensis


    1. Foxhill


      between the front and back legs if you didnt know

  11. Busy with my Specimen Jar Production,   takes a while doesnt it!     Good Fun Though


    1. Foxhill


      P.S Tenodera sinensis, Mr Ching, molt to adult 


    2. MantisGirl13


      Congrats on the molt!

      - MantisGirl13

  12. Im really sorry about that last post looking back I sounded like a real arrogant so and so. sorry Mantis Girl, sorry H, if you will have me back that would be great as i need your advice on something and a few pointers. Ive produced a fertile Malay Blue Hierodula ooth which is quite a step forward for me. 

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    2. MantisGirl13


      Good job with the fertile ooths! That's great! What do you need pointers on?

      - MantisGirl13

    3. Foxhill


       Ive hot glued it to a mesh lid container going to keep it warm and moist but not overly wet. If I get the hatch Ill leave it for some hours then open the lid into a mesh insect cage.. using a paintbrush cup every one separately, damp kitchen roll in each cup with an open lid and fine mesh cover, each cup will have fruit flies added.  Is there anything Im missing and/or any other advice, Is this the way you do it or is there a better method?     Thanks ever so much,  Im excited but feel a little daunted about the whole operation. Cheers

    4. MantisGirl13


      That sounds perfect! 

      - MantisGirl13

  13. Hierodula Malay Blue

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